Slaughter doesn't discriminate - young, old, injured, pregnant, babies, studs they all get slaughtered the same, no rules, no guidelines, just a brutal and terrifying death.
On April 15, 2019, a mare named Goldie was saved from a kill pen in Louisiana, she was heavy in foal and heading to Mexico for slaughter on April 16. On the morning of April 16, she was found in the pasture at the kill pen with her newborn foal which was later named Journey.
“Journey seemed very fitting for his name,” said Dianne Proper of Wild Rose Sanctuary, “Just one of the many stories of rescue that help us cope with the many we can't save."
This is just one story, these beautiful horses have been rescued from slaughter and are enjoying life now in beautiful Prince Edward Island at Wild Rose Sanctuary, a registered Non-Profit Horse Sanctuary established in 2019. Wild Rose is home to approx 77 animals consisting of wild mustang horses, domestic horses, ponies, mules and donkeys that were either slaughter-bound, neglected, or just not wanted anymore.
All of these animals will live out their lives in peace now and know they will be cared for and loved. It is just such an overwhelming feeling to walk among the horse herd knowing these animals now trust again after the trauma they have been through. Everyone here at the sanctuary has a name and everyone knows their name when called.
On June 30, 2021, Wild Rose faced a huge loss with the passing of Gerhard Foerg after a courageous battle with cancer. The sanctuary is now in the hands of Dianne Proper and her 15-year-old grand-niece, Kaelyn Oosterveld and the burden is sometimes overwhelming.
Wild Rose is trying desperately to raise funds for 2023, they have met so many challenges - however, they are now facing the challenges so many others are now facing...lack of funds to meet the expenses.
Please in the spirit of love, and giving if you can help in some small way with a donation for the support of the horses it would be so gratefully appreciated.